I got to thinking about this and decided to go through and take as close a number as I could, using ONLY the scriptural references where a specific number is listed.
Let's see the total killed in the name of god and mind you, with gods approval.
After this, stop and think for a second. Do you want to be part of a faith that worships a mass murderer?
Without further ado, let's get the totals started:
EX 32:27-29 With the Lord's approval, the Israelites slay 3000 men
NU 16:35 A fire from the Lord consumes 250 men
NU 16:49 A plague from the Lord kills 14,700 people
JS 8:22-25 With the Lord's approval, Joshua utterly smites the people of Ai, killing 12,000 men and women, so that there were none who escaped
JG 1:4 With the Lord's support, Judah defeats 10,000 Canaanites at Bezek
JG 3:29 The Israelites kill about 10,000 Moabites
JG 3:31 (A restatement.) Shamgar killed 600 Philistines with an oxgoad
JG 15:15 Samson slays 1000 men with the jawbone of an ass
JG 20:43-48 The Israelites smite 25,000+ "men of valor" from amongst the Benjamites, "men and beasts and all that they found," and set their towns on fire
1SA 4:10 The Philistines slay 30,000 Israelite foot soldiers
1SA 18:27 David murders 200 Philistines, then cuts off their foreskins
2SA 8:5 David slew 22,000 Syrians
2SA 8:13 David slew 18,000 Edomites in the valley of salt and made the rest slaves
2SA 10:18 David slew 47,000+ Syrians
2SA 24:15 The Lord sends a pestilence on Israel that kills 70,000 men
1KI 20:29-30 The Israelites smite 100,000 Syrian soldiers in one day. A wall falls on 27,000 remaining Syrians
2KI 1:10-12 Fire from heaven comes down and consumes fifty men
2KI 14:5, 7 Amaziah kills his servants and then 10,000 Edomites
2KI 19:35 An angel of the Lord kills 185,000 men
2CH 13:17 500,000 Israelites are slaughtered
The death toll attributed to god, and mind you this in ONLY where a specific number is listed is: 1,085,900 people murdered in gods name. This does of course NOT include the killing of all the first Born's multiple times in the bible, the 'great flood' where more than likely MILLIONS more were killed. This is ONLY the atrocities committed where a specific number was listed.
This is just plain sick!
Over ONE MILLION murdered in gods name and this person is whom thousands choose to worship every day and encourage you to worship?
I can't do it. I cannot bring myself to worship a MURDERER.